Sunday, October 27, 2013

{Giveaway} Can't-Wait Willow

I've lost count how many times my 6-year-old Cate has read "Can't-Wait Willow" since it arrived in the mail earlier this month. After first, she was enticed by the cover. But now she likes to story too. Sometimes Ben sits down with her to read about their new friend Willow.

In the book, Willow is so excited that the Over-the-Top Circus has finally come to town! The only problem is, when left to her own devices, she can’t say "no" to some good things.

On the way to the show, she is distracted by enticing treats and fun that she just can’t turn down. Willow arrives late and is sad to find that not only has she has run out of time and money but she won’t be able to enjoy the pink cotton candy of which she’s been dreaming. Willow is given valuable advice and a second chance.

This is such a powerful, practical lesson for kids. Even as an adult, I sometimes need to be reminded that not every good thing needs a "yes" from me. Some things are better later, when God's time is right. Other things are good for certain seasons. I'm glad Willow helps teach my kids that sometimes the best things really are worth their wait.

About the Author :: Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins, and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her new Shine Bright Kids picture book series.

About Shine Bright Kids :: This series provides children and their families with a relevant framework to help instill solid values and teach the importance of making good choices. The series teaches principles including: using good judgment, taking responsibility, self-control, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance. Check out the Shine Bright Kids website for free reward charts, activities and other parenting resources.

So, who wants a copy? Just leave a comment below about something you've said no to that led to something even better for you. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll randomly choose a winner on Saturday, Nov. 2.

EDITED :: CONGRATULATIONS, Tabitha! Be watching your mailbox because your copy of "Can't-Wait Willow" is coming your way soon! Thanks, friends, for entering and reading along with us.

Disclaimer: I had no idea I'd have so many giveaways in this blogging season. But my family loves books, and free ones are even better. I only giveaway and promote things I think my family and yours will like. FlyBy Promotions sent me a free copy of "Can't-Wait Willow" for review and is providing a copy to whoever wins this giveaway. My daughter was genuinely excited when I handed it to her the day it came in the mail. I did include an Amazon affiliate link so if you purchase a book through my link, I earn a very small percentage. 

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  1. Oh how I love that quote!! I just signed up for Flyby myself!!

  2. After much prayer and tears, God led us to say no to our first adoption match, when my greatest wish was to be a mom. Thank God He knew what He was doing with our family because 10 months later we said yes to our daughter's birthmom and 13 months total later from the first situation Penny was born!

  3. Tabitha Myers10/28/2013 10:49 AM

    This looks like a really great book. I'm really having trouble thinking of a time when I've said no to something and had something even better come my way. Maybe I need to work on that! I guess sometimes I've been presented with opportunities to sell items that sounded good, but I didn't think were a good fit at the time. Now, I am excited to have my products in a shop opening soon. I'm not sure that really fits with your question though. :)

  4. KristinHillTaylor10/28/2013 1:42 PM

    I'm sure you do it in little ways all the time as a homeschooling momma! I'm glad you entered - it's a fantastic book!

  5. I guess it was years ago God got my attention. I said no to law school,which eventually lead me to teach and now homeschool my own kiddos. Crazy to think back on MY plans years ago versus HIS plans for my family and me.

    also, learning to say no to doing everything everyone asked of me really lifted a very heavy weight off my shoulders.

  6. KristinHillTaylor10/31/2013 8:33 AM

    I'm glad God brought our paths to cross at KKLC when Cate was 3. My kids still talk about "Mrs. Amber"! :) I struggle saying no sometimes too. It's so freeing to remember God doesn't intend for us to do it all. Glad you entered this book giveaway - it's a good one!